Nien

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Nien
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Background Information
Name: Zachary Malhas
Country of Birth: USA United States
Birthday: July 1, 1994 (1994-07-01) (age 23)
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Competitive
Role: AD Carry
Previous Roles: Top, Mid
Favorite champions:    
Soloqueue IDs: Quantic Nien, Quantic Nientons, oRb Nien, MRN Nientonsoh, CLG Nien, Xflying penguinX, nientonsoo, zoluffyro, zorotonsoh, x L U F F Y x, UziPigDeft, FSN VampireGoku, FSN D Luffy, woofwoofhuhidog
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Team History
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May 2012 - Oct 2012
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Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
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Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
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Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
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Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
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Jan 2013 - May 2013
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May 2013 - Apr 2014
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Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
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May 2014 - Jun 2014
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Oct 2014 - May 2015
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May 2015 - Oct 2015
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May 2016 - Nov 2017
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Zachary "Nien" Malhas was previously a substitute AD carry for Team EnVyUs.

Biography

Prior to playing League of Legends, Zach "Nientonsoh" Malhas was ranked in the top ten of Heroes of Newerth, often playing with Scarra. He also played World of Warcraft, where he was a rank 1 Warlock in PvP. After seeing Scarra's success in LoL, he moved on to League of Legends.

Nientonsoh's first team was nFear Gaming, where he played with Hai, Yazuki, Arthelon, and nubbypoohbear. When nubbypoohbear departed the team in September 2013, Nien switched roles from AD carry to midlane, and he stayed as the team's midlaner through their sponsorship by Quantic Gaming and then renaming to Cloud 9. In January 2013, Nientonsoh left left Cloud 9 to play for Azure Cats and attempt qualification into the first NA LCS split.

Season 3

After failing to qualify with Azure Cats, Nientonosh was picked up by a team that had qualified for the LCS: Team MRN, originally as a substitute. He became the starting AD carry on March 19th, moving Heartbeat to support and replacing AtomicN on the roster. Nientonsoh became recognized as a top AD carry player, particularly known for his  Tristana play. However, Team MRN was relegated at the end of the split, losing to Velocity eSports in the relegation tournament.

On May 26th, 2013 Counter Logic Gaming announced that Nientonsoh would start as their toplaner for the summer split of the LCS, replacing HotshotGG. At this time, Nientonsoh shortened his ID to Nien.[1]

Nien was part of the Season 3 World Championship Analyst desk in September 2013.[2]

2014 Season

On April 23rd, 2014 Nien stepped down from his starting position, citing that "the community’s intense criticism of his play and general attacks towards him had become increasingly taxing mentally, and damaging to his confidence as a player over time."[3] He was replaced by Seraph.

After stepping down from CLG's starting roster, Nien remained a sub for the team and also joined Frank Fang Gaming as their starting toplaner. The team placed fourth in the NACS Summer Series #1. Nien departed the team in June 2014.

In the final week of the 2014 summer split, Nien played four games for CLG while the starting roster was training in Korea in preparation for the playoffs.[4]

2015 Preseason

On October 23rd, 2014 it was officially announced that Nien would be the AD carry for Team Fusion, a team formed to play in the North American Expansion tournament.[5] The team qualified for the Expansion Tournament via the Challenger ladder. They won their first-round match against Team Confusion due to a forfeit from Confusion, and then defeated Enemy eSports 2-0 in the second round. In the offline tournament, Team Fusion narrowly beat Final Five 3-2 after losing the first two games. They then lost to Curse Academy 3-1 and were knocked down to the loser's bracket to face Team Coast. This time, Fusion got ahead 2-0 but then ultimately lost the series and did not qualify for the LCS; however, their placement did qualify them for the NACS Spring Season.

2015 Season

After a pattern of losing almost every off-stream game and winning every on-stream game, Fusion finished the NACS season in third place, with a 6-4 record, splitting 1-1 against every team except for CLG Black. In the playoffs, Fusion lost to Team Dragon Knights and then beat Final Five, finishing in third place. Despite Fusion's defeat by TDK, Winterfox chose to play against TDK in the Promotion Tournament, leaving Fusion to face Dignitas for a spot in the summer LCS season. Fusion lost the series 2-3 but retained an automatic qualification into the NACS Summer Season; however, the team disbanded.[6] Nien joined Team 8, replacing maplestreet, though he was unable to start playing with the team before the second week of the summer split.

Team 8 finished the regular season tied for seventh but then lost to Cloud9 in a tiebreaker game and were sent to the 2016 Spring Promotion Tournament. They chose Team Imagine as their Challenger opponent and beat them 3-1 to stay in the LCS for the spring season. In a post-game interview, Nien stated that he would be bootcamping in China in the off-season to improve his individual AD carry play.

2016 Season

In October 2015, Immortals was announced as the new brand of Team 8.[7] Nien left the new organization with the rest of the team when their contracts expired in November.

In May 2016, Nien joined Team EnVyUs, who had acquired Renegades' spot in the NA LCS.

Trivia

  • Was in the Season 3 Challenger Tier and reached a peak rank of number one with 1,001 league points and was the first player to achieve over 1,000 league points
  • Scored an unofficial Pentakill with  Tristana against CLG during Riot Season 3 NA Spring Season.
  • Was the first person eliminated from the Best Riven NA Tournament.
  • Has played three roles competitively: AD Carry, Midlane, and Toplane.
  • Known for an  Elise play during MLG Anaheim where he took 3 Inhibitors and got a triple kill against TSM, winning the game for CLG.

Tournament Results

Nien Tournament Results
Date Place Team Prize Event Team Roster
2015-09-06 I1Q NA LCS 2016 Spring Promotion Team 8logo std.png T8 TopLanePick.png CaliTrlolz, JungleLanePick.png Porpoise, MidLanePick.png Goldenglue, ADLanePick.png Nien, SupportLanePick.png Dodo8, CoachLanePick.png History Teacher
2015-07-26 A88th NA LCS 2015 Summer Team 8logo std.png T8 TopLanePick.png CaliTrlolz, JungleLanePick.png Porpoise, MidLanePick.png Slooshi, MidLanePick.png Goldenglue, ADLanePick.png Maplestreet, ADLanePick.png Nien, SupportLanePick.png Dodo8, CoachLanePick.png Matthew Schmeider, CoachLanePick.png History Teacher
2015-06-16 I1Q NACS 2015 Summer Qualifier Misfits (North American Team)logo std.png MSF (NA) TopLanePick.png RF, JungleLanePick.png Crumbz, MidLanePick.png Alex Ich, ADLanePick.png Maplestreet, ADLanePick.png Nien, SupportLanePick.png Remilia
2015-04-26 I1NQ NA LCS 2015 Summer Promotion Team FusionLogo std.png FSN TopLanePick.png Chunkyfresh, JungleLanePick.png Nintendude, MidLanePick.png HuHi, ADLanePick.png Nien, SupportLanePick.png Trance, CoachLanePick.png CurryshotGG
2015-04-08 A33rd $ 5,000 NACS 2015 Spring Playoffs Team FusionLogo std.png FSN TopLanePick.png Chunkyfresh, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png HuHi, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png Trance
2015-03-25 A33rd NACS 2015 Spring Team FusionLogo std.png FSN TopLanePick.png Chunkyfresh, JungleLanePick.png MiMo, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png HuHi, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png Trance
2014-12-14 I1NQ NA LCS 2015 Spring Expansion Team FusionLogo std.png FSN TopLanePick.png MakNooN, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png HuHi, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png Chunkyfresh, SupportLanePick.png Gleebglarbu
2014-08-03 A55th NA LCS 2014 Summer Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG TopLanePick.png Seraph, TopLanePick.png Nien, JungleLanePick.png dexter, JungleLanePick.png Thinkcard, MidLanePick.png Link, MidLanePick.png HotshotGG, ADLanePick.png Doublelift, ADLanePick.png Chaox, SupportLanePick.png aphromoo, SupportLanePick.png Baby
2014-06-22 A44th $ 2,000 NACS 2014 Summer Series 1 Frank Fang Gaminglogo std.png FFG TopLanePick.png Nientonsoh, JungleLanePick.png Cpt Ziploc, MidLanePick.png BabyZeus, ADLanePick.png Lattman, SupportLanePick.png babyeator
2014-04-20 A33rd $ 15,000 NA LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG TopLanePick.png Nien, JungleLanePick.png dexter, MidLanePick.png Link, ADLanePick.png Doublelift, SupportLanePick.png aphromoo
2014-04-06 A33rd NA LCS 2014 Spring Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG TopLanePick.png Nien, JungleLanePick.png dexter, MidLanePick.png JungleLanePick.png Link, MidLanePick.png HotshotGG, MidLanePick.png Chauster, ADLanePick.png Doublelift, SupportLanePick.png aphromoo
2013-09-01 A55th NA LCS 2013 Summer Playoffs Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG TopLanePick.png Nientonsoh, JungleLanePick.png bigfatlp, MidLanePick.png Link, ADLanePick.png Doublelift, SupportLanePick.png Chauster
2013-08-16 A66th NA LCS 2013 Summer Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG TopLanePick.png Nientonsoh, JungleLanePick.png bigfatlp, MidLanePick.png Link, ADLanePick.png Doublelift, SupportLanePick.png Chauster
2013-05-12 I1NQ NA LCS 2013 Summer Promotion TeamMRNlogo std.png MRN TopLanePick.png MegaZero, JungleLanePick.png ClakeyD, MidLanePick.png ecco, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png Heartbeat
2013-04-19 A77th NA LCS 2013 Spring TeamMRNlogo std.png MRN TopLanePick.png MegaZero, JungleLanePick.png ClakeyD, MidLanePick.png ecco, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, ADLanePick.png Nysyli, SupportLanePick.png AtomicN, ADLanePick.png MidLanePick.png SupportLanePick.png Heartbeat
2013-02-03 A22nd $ 1,250 CLG Premier Series Azure CatsLogo std.png AC TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png m 29x, MidLanePick.png bigfatlp, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png BloodWater
2013-01-06 A33rd $ 300 SoloMid NA Invitational 12 Logo std.png Team NomNom TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai, MidLanePick.png Nientonsoh, ADLanePick.png WildTurtle, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-11-25 A33rd $ 300 SoloMid Series Week 5 Teamfearlogo std.png FeaR TopLanePick.png Zuna, JungleLanePick.png Xmithie, MidLanePick.png Balls, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, MidLanePick.png mancloud, MidLanePick.png Nientonsoh, ADLanePick.png Aphromoo, SupportLanePick.png Muffinqt
2012-11-18 A33rd $ 300 SoloMid Series Week 4 Quantic std.png Quantic TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai, MidLanePick.png Nientonsoh, ADLanePick.png WildTurtle, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-11-11 A33rd $ 2,000 Lone Star Clash 2 Reddit Nationlogo std.png Reddit TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png WildTurtle, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-11-02 A77 - 8th MLG 2012 Fall Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png Nientonsoh, ADLanePick.png DontMashMe, SupportLanePick.png Pixel
2012-10-28 A22nd $ 700 SoloMid Series Week 2 Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai, MidLanePick.png Nien, ADLanePick.png WildTurtle, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-10-21 A22nd $ 700 SoloMid Series Week 1 Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png Nientonsoh, ADLanePick.png WildTurtle, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation, SupportLanePick.png Spellsy
2012-09-16 A55 - 6th SoloMid NA Invitational 9 Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, TopLanePick.png Cris, JungleLanePick.png h4ckerv2, JungleLanePick.png Dj LAMBO, MidLanePick.png Nientonsoh, ADLanePick.png Hai, ADLanePick.png Cop, SupportLanePick.png Healsforhugs, SupportLanePick.png Patoy
2012-09-10 A44th SoloMid NA Invitational 8 Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png Vileroze, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-08-26 A44th $ 12,000 MLG 2012 Summer Championship Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png nubypoohbear, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-08-19 A33rd $ 300 SoloMid NA Invitational 7 Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png nubypoohbear, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-08-12 A77 - 8th $ 1,250 IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png nubypoohbear, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-07-29 A55 - 6th SoloMid NA Invitational 5 Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, TopLanePick.png Slooshi, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png nubbypoohbear, SupportLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-07-22 A55 - 12th Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Arqade Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png nubbypoohbear, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-07-08 A11st $ 1,200 Solomid NA Invitational 4 Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png nubbypoohbear, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-07-01 A11st $ 1500 Leaguepedia NA Invitational Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png nubbypoohbear, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-06-24 A33rd $ 300 Solomid NA Invitational 2 Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png nubbypoohbear, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-06-10 A77 - 8th MLG 2012 Spring Championship Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png nubypoohbear, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation
2012-06-05 A55 - 8th In2LOL Kickoff NA Tournament Orbitlogo std.png oRb TopLanePick.png Yazuki, JungleLanePick.png Hai L9, MidLanePick.png Brax10, ADLanePick.png Nientonsoh, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation

Interviews

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Articles

  • 2014

Player Content

  • 2017
  • February 27th, update on TwitLonger

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